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Thursday, October 08, 2015


It appears that the bishops at the Synod on the Family are raising a good number of topics--including ordaining women to the diaconate.

I scan for a hint that families like mine aren't being taken for granted...and here it is. At least some concern. Good.

Thank God for Edward Pentin's coverage. 

The problem with taking people for granted is this: one day, they'll surprise you--you'll turn to them and they're no longer there.


  1. And while it could be taken in the sense of no longer there because they left the Church, that's not really what I'm trying to get at--though that can and does happen.

    I'm thinking more in the sense of "if the Church isn't interested in supporting us, we're not supporting her. We'll show up, receive our sacraments and that's it."

    If the Synod fathers ever get around to worrying about malaise among the faithful in the pews, they just might want to give that a thought.

  2. Yup. We'll be voting with our pocketbooks/check books and occasionally with our feet (to the smaller, "rad/trad" churches in the boondocks). The mega-churches will suffer a volunteer shortage of increasing proportions until it's lights out.

  3. "...particularly incorrect interpretations of St. Paul’s call for women to be submissive to their husbands." Husbands are called to love their wife. Is this also an incorrect understanding of St. Paul?


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